The SYSTEM Series

April 25, 2019  |  Toolkits and Training Materials

The SYSTEM (Strengthening Your System to Energize Momentum) Series is designed to help communities more effectively end homelessness. Through Webinars, blogs post, fact sheets, and other resources, the SYSTEM Series provides tools that help communities:

  1. identify areas where they can make the most meaningful improvements to their systems
  2. continuously execute on those improvements for the greatest impact, and
  3. leverage their Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) application for the CoC Program competition to kick-start efforts to build a more effective system

Please check back regularly, as more resources will be added to this page as the SYSTEM Series moves forward. 

Webinars and Resources

Build an Effective Homeless Response System: Getting Ready for the CoC NOFA

What does an effective homeless response system do? What elements enable a homeless system to make real impacts for people experiencing homelessness? And how can you start thinking about the CoC NOFA as a vehicle to make decisions and investments to achieve such a system?

In this webinar, Alliance experts kick off a new series of webcasts, blogs and resources, all designed to help strengthen your system and prepare for the 2019 CoC NOFA.

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Blog Series

Introducing the SYSTEM Series

What’s the SYSTEM Series all about? Cynthia Nagendra, Director of the Alliance Center for Capacity Building, tells you what you can expect.


Every day, the team at the Alliance works to help communities build more effective systems for ending homelessness. That work rolls out in several forms: through on-the-ground trainings and technical assistance in communities; with webinars, blogs, toolkits, and conference workshops; and with other Alliance resources.

The whole idea is to help communities understand where they stand in their efforts to end homelessness, show them how to measure their progress more effectively, and then help them embrace the best practices that will help them reach bigger and more ambitious goals.

If only it were that easy.

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Preparing for the 2019 CoC NOFA

The programs funded by the CoC Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) continue to be our most important tools for building local systems that identify everyone who becomes homeless, keeps them safe, and helps them get back into housing quickly. In the coming weeks, the Alliance will release resources on the NOFA, but here’s an overview of key issues.